How to Store Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is extracted from sesame seeds.
Sesame oil is extracted from sesame seeds. (Image: sesame seeds image by Steve Lovegrove from

Sesame oil is reputed to provide many health benefits. It contains monounsaturated fat, preferable for anyone eating a heart-healthy diet. Regular sesame oil has a light, nutty flavor, and since the sesame seeds used to create it form antioxidants during the roasting process, it has a long shelf life and does not become rancid easily. It has a high smoke point, making it a good choice for sauteing and frying. It can also be used for salad dressings and marinades. Properly storing sesame oil is easy due to its shelf-stability.

Things You'll Need

  • Pantry or shelf
  • Bottle

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Purchase sesame oil either in bulk (in a large jug or can) or by the bottle.

If bought in bulk, you may decant into smaller bottles for ease of use.

Store in your pantry or on a kitchen shelf.

Tips & Warnings

  • Unlike some other oils, sesame oil does not need to be kept at an especially cool temperature.


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